To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.
I think you can love a person too much.You put someone up on a pedestal, and all of a sudden, from that perspective, you notice what's wrong - a hair out of place, a run in a stocking, a broken bone. You spend all your time and energy making it right, and all the while, you are falling apart yourself. You don't even realize what you look like, how far you've deteriorated, because you only have eyes for someone else.
I looked out my apartment window, and I saw a bird wearingsneakers and a button saying, I ain't flying no where. Isaid, What's your problem buddy? He said, I'm sick of thisstuff winter here, summer there, winter here, summer there.I don't know who thought this stuff up, but it certainly wasn'ta bird. I said, Well, I was just making breakfast, come onin. Want some eggs? Sorry.
Make no mistake,' He says, 'if you let me, I will make you perfect. The moment you put yourself in My hands, that is what you are in for. Nothing less, or other, than that. You have free will, and if you choose, you can push Me away. But if you do not push Me away, understand that I am going to see this job through. Whatever suffering it may cost you in your earthly life, whatever inconceivable purification it may cost you after death, whatever it costs Me, I will never rest, nor let you rest, until you are literally perfect - until my Father can say without reservation that He is well pleased with you, as He said He was well pleased with me. This I can do and will do. But I will not do anything less.